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I Am Cait Premiere

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The long-awaited docu-serious I Am Cait premiered on E! on Sunday, July 26, 2015, and it was a pretty emotional one. The series opens with the real-time reaction of the unveiling of Caitlyn Jenner’s Vanity Fair cover, followed by immediate phone calls and tweets from supportive family members.
“What a responsibly I have towards this community,” Caitlyn said, in reference to the transgender community and how many of them struggle with family, friends, and ridicule. “I just hope I get it right.”
Caitlyn also met with her mother, Esther Jenner, and two sisters for the first time as a woman. Both sisters were very happy and excited to see her, but her mother was emotionally brought to tears. She said she never guessed that Caitlyn (before she transitioned) was struggling with her gender, and that she hid it well.
Esther said she was happy for Caitlyn, but admitted it would be difficult to get used to the change. “I love Bruce, and that’ll never change. …I loved him with all my heart, and I certainly love her with all my heart,” she said.
Later, Esther said she is “more proud” of Caitlyn today than at the 1976 Olympics.
Caitlyn also met with her youngest daughter, Kylie, for the first time, who knew her first meeting with Caitlyn would be uncomfortable. However, the two quickly bonded over colorful hair extensions and old photographs, and shared an emotional hug together.
A pregnant Kim Kardashian-West and Kanye West made an appearance as well. While Kim and Caitlyn began to plot a “Who wrote it better?” prank on Kris Jenner, Kayne said, in classic Yeezus fashion, that Caitlyn’s transition is “one of the strongest things that have happened in our existence as human beings that are controlled by perception.”
The show took a darker turn when Caitlyn admitted to having contemplated suicide before. “I know how these kids can feel,” Caitlyn said in reference to other transgender youth who are struggling with their identity. “I’ve had some very dark moments in my life. I have been in my house, with a gun and said, ‘Let’s just end it right here. No more pain. No more suffering.’ That struggle, it’s real, and I’ve been there.”
Gender-identity expert Susan Landon also met with Caitlyn and family to discuss these issues, and offered much advice, clarity, and support. “There’s nothing more important than acceptance and supportive,” she said. “This is a process that happens over time.”
“It’s so important to surround yourself with positive people,” Caitlyn added. “We need more tolerance and empathy towards other people.” And we hope this docu-series will inspire more people to do just that.
Watch I Am Cait Sundays at 9 p.m. ET on E!
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BY MEGAN PORTORREAL
I Am Cait Premiere: Photograph courtesy of E!

Trending News: ‘Entertainment Weekly’s’ Newest LGBT Issue

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This past week, Entertainment Weekly released its first LGBT issue in 15 years and gracing the front cover is the fabulous and marvelous Laverne Cox.
Cox became the first transgender person to land the cover of TIME back in May of 2014 and has since scored a number of other firsts. In July of last year, she became the first openly transgender actress to land an Emmy nomination for her role as Sophia Burset in Netflix’s Orange is the New Black, and in June of this year, it was announced that she would become the first transgender person to appear in wax form in Madame Tussauds.
She is an advocate of LGBT rights and has worked to advance the public understanding of the trans community. When faced with ignorance and misunderstanding, Cox calmly corrects those who have it wrong.
After Vanity Fair unveiled its 22-page cover story introducing Caitlyn Jenner to the world (which hit newsstands this week) people tried to pit Cox and Jenner against each other, as well as focus on Caitlyn’s physical transformation. Cox took to her tumblr to support Caitlyn, as well as point out issues the transgender community faces that cannot be ignored.
She said, “Most trans folks don’t have the privileges Caitlyn and I now have. It is those trans folks we must continue to lift up, get them access to healthcare, jobs, housing, safe streets, safe schools and homes for our young people. We must lift up the stories of those most at risk, statistically trans people of color who are poor and working class.”
The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force’s Injustice at Every Turn survey gathered statistics about discrimination that the transgender community faces. Forty-one percent of respondents reported attempting suicide compared to 1.6 percent of the general population, with higher rates for those who lost a job (55 percent), were harassed or bullied in school (51 percent) and more. These staggering statistics are devastating.
When these issues are brought to light, it also brings a number of ignorant people to the surface. These trolls can be found on the Internet spreading hate anonymously or they can be found on social media pages. It’s important to remember that we can help spread knowledge about these issues and work to dissipate the ignorance of these topics. Study the statistics, read the articles and learn how to talk about these issues. There’s still a long way to go.
Image: Alexei Hay for EW